A New UPS Report: Complexities of Online Retailing


On a regular basis, shipping giant UPS publishes reports on the UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper.”
Its 2016 report deals with the tech-savvy shoppers who are transforming the retail landscape:
“While E-commerce offers new, unparalleled opportunities for accelerated growth, most retailers also are facing unprecedented challenges, and their very survival is in question. They must keep pace with ever-evolving technology and customer expectations. And omnichannel retailers are being pushed by shoppers to deliver a compelling, seamless experience across all channels. The lines of distinction between brick-and-mortar and digital experiences are forever blurred.”
“Excellence across all channels is considered table stakes, and organizations are struggling with how best to accomplish these objectives while remaining profitable. With change at a rampant pace, there is no longer a universal set of answers for how a retailer sets priorities and thrives. However, this much is clear: It is more essential than ever to understand the actions and motivations of today’s increasingly savvy, tech-driven shopper. That is exactly what this study offers — insights on today’s well-connected, in-control shopper.”
“Retailers of all sizes are experiencing tensions within their organization about prioritizing the changes needed to remain competitive. The insights offered here are designed to help them determine the best path forward as they navigate the intricacies of a market that’s never been more challenging.”
Click the image to access the full UPS 2016 report.


This entry was posted in Online Retailing, Part 1: Overview/Planning, Part 2: Ownership, Strategy Mix, Online, Nontraditional, Part 3: Targeting Customers and Gathering Information, Part 5: Managing a Retail Business, Part 6: Merchandise Management and Pricing, Part 7: Communicating with the Customer, Part 8: Putting It All Together, Social Media and Retailing, Technology in Retailing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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